Vitiligo is a chronic condition in which melanocytes (the
cells that make pigment) in the skin are destroyed. As a result, white patches
appear on the skin in different parts of the body. Similar patches also appear
on both the mucous membranes (tissues that line the inside of the mouth and
nose), and perhaps in the retina (inner layer of the eyeball). The hair that
grows on areas affected by vitiligo sometimes turns white . Cidpusa research shows that stress specially in women leads to immune compromise and then viral infection triggers a autoimmune response against the skin and the attack is against the melanocytes and thus you get depigmented spots. This theory is supported by the fact that U-V treatments helps vitiligo. What happens in U-V treatments is all the viruses and microbes are destroyed. These treatments even help patients with Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.
U-V treatment is free as the Sun provides plenty of UV during peak sunshine. Just remember to use olive oil over the area as a natural sunblock.
The early morning infrared is very good for complete healing of Vitiligo.
So using omega-3 fatty acids about three grams daily, using cur cumin 500mg at night with milk is very beneficial. Exposure to Infra-red light easily available in early morning and in the evening helps . Similar details have been placed in the autoimmune-E book the Flame within.
All autoimmune diseases involve the interaction of
multiple genes and environmental triggers, he continues.
You are born with your genes, but you are not born with
these diseases. Something happens. We know what the
triggers are that start these diseases, that is stress,
infections, maybe we could avoid them or even block the
process. In fact, it may even be possible to actually
stop the autoimmune disease.
The most immediate
application of this research might be for the disease
that began the research: vitiligo. Doctors usually treat
vitiligo with ultraviolet (UV) light to stimulate skin
repigmentation. Scientists also know that there is one
medication available (approved for treating rheumatoid
arthritis) that blocks an inflammatory pathway thought
to be controlled by NALP1. The possibility of combining
a drug with UV light to improve vitiligo treatment is
intriguing, and Dr. Spritz is now interested in finding
out more about how the medication might affect people
What Is Vitiligo?
Vitiligo (vit-ill-EYE-go) is a
pigmentation disorder in which melanocytes (the cells
that make pigment) in the skin are destroyed. As a
result, white patches appear on the skin in different
parts of the body. Similar patches also appear on both
the mucous membranes (tissues that line the inside of
the mouth and nose), and the retina (inner layer of the
eyeball). The hair that grows on areas affected by
vitiligo sometimes turns white.
The cause of vitiligo is
autoimmune, . The most widely accepted
view is that the depigmentation occurs because vitiligo
is an autoimmune disease—a disease in which a person’s
immune system reacts against the body’s own organs or
tissues. As such, people’s bodies produce proteins
called cytokines that alter their pigment-producing
cells and cause these cells to die. Another theory is
that melanocytes destroy themselves. Finally, some
people have reported that a single event such as sunburn
or emotional distress triggered vitiligo; however, these
events have not been scientifically proven as causes of
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